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"Kevin Marshall (PGR)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:27:27 +0000
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Supporting Children to Engage in Play for Wellbeing
A CHI2015 workshop in Seoul, Korea.

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Submission deadline: 5 January 2015
Notifications: 13 February 2015

Engaging children and young people in play for wellbeing is coming to prominence in HCI research. This includes the creation of play to support therapy, organized play with children with additional needs and also exploring how to facilitate opportunities for spontaneous play that have the potential to enhance wellbeing. This workshop aims to develop an understanding of how we can engage children in playful activities, explore challenges in designing for play and identify strategies to support it.

We invite authors to submit 2-4 page position papers (in ACM Extended Abstract Format). Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

•     Understanding how the characteristics of play may relate to conceptualizations of wellbeing;
•     Case studies exploring the design of technologies for facilitating playful engagements to enhance wellbeing;
•     Exploring how digital technologies can be designed to facilitate wellbeing through play;
•     Discussions and reflections on methodological and practical challenges when designing for child play.

Submissions should be sent as .pdf to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Please indicate which of the position paper authors will attend the workshop. As places are limited, we may need to cap the number of attendees per position paper. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop and at least one day of the main conference. For more information, please visit

Kevin Marshall, Newcastle University
Gavin Wood, Newcastle University
Janet C Read, University of Central Lancashire
Svetlana Yarosh, University of Minnesota
Madeline Balaam, Newcastle University
Jung Joo Lee, National University of Singapore

Kevin Marshall, PhD Candidate
Culture Lab, Newcastle University
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